Title

Chylothorax following apparently spontaneous central venous thrombosis in a patient with septic shock.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-2003

Abstract

Within the pediatric age group, chylothorax is rare and has been reported almost exclusively in the setting of thoracic surgical procedures or central venous hypertension secondary to central venous catheter thrombosis. We report on the development of central venous thrombosis and chylothorax in the absence of the usual risk factors in a patient with septic shock, and we expand on the role that procoagulant states, such as those induced by sepsis, might play in the development of this complication. This case reminds the practitioner that central venous thromboses and their complications may occur in the absence of the usually reported risk factors and must therefore still be considered when other clinical events suggest their presence.

Volume

35

Issue

3

First Page

230

Last Page

233

ISSN

8755-6863

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

12567393

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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